Food Archive

New Botrista Report Shows Gen Z Values Craft Beverages

In a world riddled with economic uncertainties, the dining industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation, propelled by Gen Z’s insatiable appetite for unique experiences and penchant for affordable, small indulgences.  Gen Z, the largest and most diverse generation with a staggering spending power of $360 billion, craves diversity and personality in their dining experiences. In […]

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer Launches Happy Hour

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, located at 140 3rd Ave. N. at Commerce St. in downtown Nashville, has launched a Happy Hour. Mondays through Thursdays, from 4 to 7 p.m., guests can enjoy specially priced beer, wine and cocktails, and an exclusive Happy Hour food menu. Corporate Executive Chef Stephen Parker created the menu […]

Smokey Bones Introduces New Items for the Holidays

Smokey Bones, a portfolio company of FAT Brands Inc., is prepping for the holidays by introducing a festive array of new menu items, complemented by a selection of cheerful holiday cocktails to celebrate the joyous season. The limited-time holiday menu and Jolly Libations cocktail lineup will invite guests to celebrate the holidays with toast-worthy flavors at all Smokey […]

Chef Profiles *

Park Hyatt New York  Names Gerard Spezio Executive Chef

Park Hyatt New York  announced the appointment of Gerard Spezio as Executive Chef of the hotel. Chef Spezio joins the five-star award-winning hotel with previous experience at various Hyatt properties nationally.  As Executive Chef of Park Hyatt New York, Chef Spezio oversees the dining outlet’s culinary offerings, ensuring locals and guests of the hotel receive […]

RATIONAL USA Promotes Six Corporate Chefs

RATIONAL USA, a leading manufacturer of intelligent cooking equipment for commercial foodservice, announced the following promotions: Joel Elliott has been promoted to Sr. National Corporate Chef (Key Accounts). He joined RATIONAL in May of 2004 and has served as Regional Sales Manager, Regional Corporate Chef, and Senior Key Accounts Corporate Chef. He will report to […]

Chef Quentin Welch Named Executive Chef of Bourbon Steak DC

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC and MINA Group announced the hire of Chef Quentin Welch as the new Executive Chef of Bourbon Steak DC. The Mina Group alum will helm the flagship location of Bourbon Steak, Chef Michael Mina’s love letter to the American steakhouse, beginning in the role today, October 30th, ahead of the […]

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa Names Troy batten Executive Chef of Spur Restaurant

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, part of the Noble House Hotels and Resorts collection of luxury hotels and resorts, announced the appointment of Troy Batten, the current Executive Chef of the hotel’s award-winning Spur Restaurant & Bar and Spur Catering, as the new Area Director of Food and Beverage. Batten began his career at Teton […]

Levi Goode Begins Hiring Search for Executive Chef of Credence

Three time James Beard Award nominated chef, restaurateur and head of Goode Company Restaurants Levi Goode is accepting applications for the Executive Chef position for his first restaurant under his own personal brand: Credence. The fine dining restaurant is inspired by Levi’s family recipes, cooking with his grandmother and father, hunting and live-fire cooking, his […]

Food Safety *

Francine L. Shaw Pens Food Safety Book

What the hell is happening here? From mystery meat in chemical buckets and mouse prints in soda syrup to tears in a parking lot and threats of being shot, “Who Watches the Kitchen?” takes readers on a rollicking, astonishing journey through the hidden truths of the foodservice industry. Each year, 48 million people get sick […]

Health & Nutrition

Tocabe: American Indian Eatery Launches Direct-to-Tribe Ready Meal Program

Tocabe Indigenous Marketplace is proud to announce the launch of its Direct-to-Tribe Ready Meal program in partnership with Spirit Lake Nation, part of their Seed to Soul brand mission. With its first shipment of 2,000 meals, Tocabe will provide monthly deliveries of nutritious, traditional meals to the Spirit Lake community over the next two years. […]

Kimpton Offers Mental Health Services to Employees, Guests

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced a partnership with leading online behavioral health company, Talkspace, rolling out mental health services to its guests and to 4,000-plus employees across the country. The KimptonxTalkspace partnership is the first of its kind to bring meaningful and accessible mental health support to hospitality employees, who have been front-line workers throughout […]

Planterra Foods Launches Line of Plant-Based Protein Products

At a time when foodservice operators are pivoting to counteract the world’s health pandemic, menu innovation and addressing consumer’s evolving demands are more vital than ever. Innovative Colorado-based start-up Planterra Foods is answering the call and launching a line of OZO plant-based protein products with unbelievable taste, exceptional ingredients and nutritional advantage. Customers can feel good […]

Menu Innovations

JINYA Ramen Bar to Partner with Nakamura Ramen for Pop-Up Event in Honolulu

Los Angeles-based JINYA Ramen Bar and New York-based Nakamura Ramen are collaborating to bring a one-of-a-kind, bi-coastal ramen experience to guests in Honolulu on December 9 and 10. World-renowned Chef Shigetoshi Nakamura from Nakamura Ramen will accompany JINYA’s Corporate Executive Chef, Chef Kazuya Takebe – who is coming to Hawaii from Los Angeles – and JINYA Hawaii’s Executive Chef, […]

Fleming’s Now Serving 3-Course Winter Menu

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar announced its 3-course Winter menu, available for a limited time starting November 29 at all locations. The menu starts with a delectable Salmon Poke Wonton amuse bouche that features avocado crema, seaweed caviar, mezcal mustard ponzu, and pea shoots. The first course is a refreshing Citrus Frisée Salad that […]

Maggiano’s Announces Lineup of Family-Style Meals

Maggiano’s Little Italy is continuing to celebrate the holiday season by providing delicious options for upscale winter gatherings with family-style dine-in, carryout options and winter menu features for December! In the spirit of togetherness, Maggiano’s will also have their doors open to anyone who doesn’t feel like turning on the oven this Christmas Eve, New Year’s […]

Instacart Partners with Wegmans on Alcohol Delivery

Instacart, a leading grocery technology company in North America, announced its partnership with Wegmans Food Markets and all independently owned Wegmans Wine, Liquor & Beer locations to power alcohol delivery across New Jersey. Starting Thursday, customers can order alcohol delivery in as fast as an hour or scheduled days in advance via the Instacart App […]